For most of us, it's harder to think of anything less threatening than kittens. But for one woman on Animal Planet's "My Extreme Animal Phobia," encountering the little furballs was the stuff of nightmares.
In a clip, the show's host, Dr. Robin Zasio, a clinical psychologist, walks with Sandra into a room of cat and kitten cages at an animal shelter. Immediately Sandra starts to cry, and says "I can't take this." She admits she knows the cats are behind glass walls but she's still afraid they're somehow going to hurt her.
Another woman, Shereese, who accompanies Sandra and the doctor, is less than sympathetic, "Right now I think Sandra is just going ballistic," she says. "The cats are behind the cage, it's not like they can get to her. It's like when she hear 'Meow!' she start crying. I'm like, 'Are you serious?'"
Dr. Zasio tries to calm Sandra by asking her what she thinks one of the cats is thinking. "He would get me if he could," is Sandra's reply.
Shereese, however, should perhaps not be so judgmental. Another clip from the show reveals her own irrational fear -- stuffed animals. Once attacked by a dog, she now can't even stand to be around the toy versions.
The "Petrified of Pets" episode of "My Extreme Animal Phobia" airs Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. ET on Animal Planet.
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